SINT PAUL INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Primary curriculum provides a clear framework, teaching structure and objectives in maths, English, and science, with integrated assessments alongside teacher assessments to monitor learners’ progress.

At the end of Primary, students take the Checkpoint exam.


SPIS English and French enables learners to communicate confidently and effectively, as well as understand and enjoy a range of information and texts. It develops learners’ critical thinking skills as well as reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in English.


Five content areas are explored in SPIS Primary maths: numbers, geometry, handling data, measure, and problem solving. There is a focus on principles, patterns, systems, functions, and relationships so that learners can apply their mathematical knowledge in a holistic way.


Two content areas are explored in SPIS Primary science: science and Information and Communication Technology know as SET. Students have to consider ideas, evaluate evidence, plan, investigate, record, and analyse data, as well as consider some history of science and environmental awareness.


ICT Starters programme for Primary is also implemented in Upper Primary. This introduces and builds on vital ICT skills that prepares students for the 21st century society.


This programme develops the skills of research, analysis, evaluation, reflection, collaboration and communication. These skills build a solid foundation for student learning, creating students who know how to learn, not simply knowledge. It strengthens the links across English as a first or second language, mathematics, science and ICT Starters.

As well as the National curriculum, students in both pre-primary and primary are encouraged and enabled through their learning to be creative, critical thinkers with an awareness about their developing world, and the changing environment and society. This holistic approach is centered around maths, science and English skills but is supplemented through ICT, languages, art, music, physical education, and Global Perspectives to enrich the curriculum and develop inquiring and curious minds.